Talented three-year-old Travest (NZ) (Tavistock) will step up to 1400m on Saturday when he contests the TAB Handicap at Rosehill.
Trainer Greg Hickman is pleased with the son of Tavistock, who made up good ground when finishing third at Randwick last start after getting too far back over 1300m on a testing track.
“It won’t be an easy race on Saturday, there is plenty in there that have won a race and done a bit so we will still want to be on our merit,” Hickman said.
“He did get a little bit far back (last start) but since that run he has done very well and I will be happy to present him on Saturday.
“I have kept him on the fresh side and haven’t over worked him.”
Travest is having his third start this preparation and Hickman believes that typical of the progeny of the late Cambridge Stud stallion Tavistock, he will only improve with time.
“There is not a lot to him, it will be good when he goes out in the paddock and grows into himself,” he said.